| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Ramesh Agrawal had just finished lunch when two men walked into his cyber cafe and inquired about computer prices. Agrawal said he would ask his sons, who run the business. That's when one of the men shot him.
Two bullets pierced Agrawal's groin and...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:54 AM
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Under Chief Executive Tim Cook, Apple has become increasingly vocal about its efforts to reduce the company's effect on the environment. On Monday, the company launched a revamped website that highlights its progress and...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Federal authorities announced Friday that the geographically isolated Alexander Archipelago wolf of southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest may need protection under the Endangered Species Act to survive the impact of logging, hunting and...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The United Nations' highest court on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are not for "scientific purposes" as Tokyo claims and ordered an immediate halt to the practice.
In a 12-4 ruling, the International Court of Justice said ...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Apple released its annual supplier responsibility report Thursday, drawing praise from Greenpeace for steps the company has taken to reduce use of conflict minerals in its products.
"Apple's increased transparency about its suppliers is becoming a...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:10 AM
After investing an estimated $5 billion in recent years into oil exploration in the offshore Alaskan Arctic, Shell announced Thursday that it will abandon any renewed drilling effort this year.
The company cited a federal appeals court decision last...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:07 PM
MOSCOW – Russia’s parliament on Wednesday approved an amnesty law that could allow two jailed members of the punk music group Pussy Riot to go free and pardon 30 people facing charges over a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:49 PM
MOSCOW — It has been a good week for Russian President Vladimir Putin — at the end of a pretty good year.
Russia's parliament approved an amnesty law Wednesday that is likely to result in freedom for two jailed members of the punk music...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Pardon me, but no one told me that Thursday was Pardoning Day.
Turns out that President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin do have at least one thing in common (besides all those nuclear warheads, I mean): They both have something of a soft spot...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:37 PM
MOSCOW — He was once Russia's richest man and, by some measures, President Vladimir Putin's most potent foe.
By Thursday, when Putin said he was likely to grant clemency to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, that was all long in the past. Both Khodorkovsky's...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:16 AM
MOSCOW -- Tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been released from prison following President Vladimir Putin's pardon, his spokeswoman told the Associated Press Friday.
Olga Pispanen said that the prison chief has confirmed that Khodorkovsky has been released...